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Category : Road Test

First Drive: Audi A1

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £15,390–£26,110 Fuel: 40.4–80.7mpg CO2: 99–166g/km More cut and thrust. That’s how Audi’s marketing department will be promoting the mid-term revisions on the A1. And within that four-word strap-line they’ve actually managed … Read More »

First Drive: Hyundai i20

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £10,695–£16,725 Fuel: 42.2–88.3mpg CO2: 84–155g/km Roll back the clock just a few short years, and it would be hard to imagine Hyundai challenging the stalwarts of the highly competitive supermini sector. … Read More »

First Drive: Smart ForTwo

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City car Price: £11,125–£13,820 Fuel: 68.9–67.3mpg CO2: 93–97g/km Over the years, with 1.6 million sold, the ForTwo has becomes synonymous with urban life and for a number of businesses, has proved a distictinctive … Read More »

Road Test: Renault Twingo Play Sce 70

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City Car Price: £9,995 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 105g/km The third generation Renault Twingo is one of those products which reminds you how brilliant the French manufacturers are at small cars. Compact, stylish and … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 1.6 CDTi Tech Line

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: MPV Price: £23,175 Fuel: 68.9mpg CO2: 109g/km, Positioned as the seven-seat alternative to the Insignia, Vauxhall’s Zafira Tourer is one of those unusual cars which not only manages the tough requirements of a … Read More »

First Drive: Smart ForFour

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: City Car Price: £11,620–£13,720 Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 97g/km If you remember the last Smart ForFour, it was a collaboration with Mitsubishi that proved to be a lukewarm effort. After the innovation of the … Read More »

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz B-Class

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact MPV Price: £21,500–£30,050 Fuel: 50.4–78.5mpg CO2: 94–134g/km Mercedes-Benz can lay claim to founding the premium MPV segment with the original A-Class back in 1998. But, with the latest version of its entry-level … Read More »

First Drive: Fiat 500X

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Crossover Price: £14,595–£25,845 Fuel: 56.5–74.3mpg CO2: 109–144g/km You could be forgiven for thinking the new 500X is Fiat merely cashing in on the 500 family successes. After all, it took an oddball MPV, … Read More »

First Drive: Suzuki Swift 1.2 DualJet SZ4

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £14,539 (est) Fuel: 65.7mpg CO2: 99g/km With the tide of opinion starting to turn against diesels, driven by air quality concerns and the rising cost of complying with emissions regulations, it’s … Read More »

First Drive: Vauxhall Corsa

2 years ago / 1 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £8,995–£15,980 Fuel: 47.9–88.3mpg CO2: 85–139g/km There are few cars which can claim to have touched the lives of as many motorists as the Vauxhall Corsa. An affordable first car, ubiquitous with driving … Read More »

Road Test: BMW X4 xDrive30d M Sport

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: SUV Price: £46,395 Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 156g/km When BMW launched the X6 back in 2008, there was some confusion as to whether the market’s first “sports activity coupe” was a niche too far. … Read More »

Road Test: MINI One D

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £14,890 Fuel: 83.1mpg CO2: 89g/km Of all the myriad trim levels and option packs available for the new MINI, it’s the basic One version that fits closest to the design brief … Read More »

First Drive: Volvo V40 D4

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £24,570–£28,220 Fuel: 74.3mpg CO2: 99g/km Let’s forget about any preamble and cut straight to the chase; the D4 is the engine the V40 has been waiting for. We’ve driven this … Read More »

Road Test: Audi A6 2.0 TDI ultra

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large Executive Price: £31,955–£35,485 Fuel: 67.3mpg CO2: 109g/km After three years and more than 500,000 sales, Audi has decided the time has come to give the A6 a bit of makeover. And, like … Read More »

First Drive: Volkswagen Passat

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £22,215–£37,035 Fuel: 52.3–68.9mpg CO2: 103–140g/km Step out of the new Passat after a few hours behind the wheel and you’re left with the over-riding impression that Volkswagen has thrown the … Read More »

First Drive: Ford Mondeo

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper Medium Price: £20,795–£27,550 Fuel: 38.7–78.5mpg CO2: 94–169g/km Most carmakers claim their latest model is eagerly awaited. Ford, however, can make a claim more credible than most with its fourth generation Mondeo. The … Read More »

First Drive: Volvo V40 T5 Drive-E

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £31,900 Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 137g/km Fitted with the all-new eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard, the V40 T5 becomes the latest member of the Volvo clan to receive the Drive-E powertrains. … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 2.0 TDI 140 GT

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower-medium Price: £28,910 Fuel: 62.8 CO2: 119g/km Sitting on my driveway with the sun beating down on its glistening metallic purple paintwork, the Golf Cabriolet on test attracted plenty of admiring glances. Several … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen CC 2.0 TDI 177 R-Line DSG

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper-medium Price: £31,685 Fuel: 54.3mpg CO2: 137g/km Aside from the Touareg and the Phaeton (yes, they do still make it), this CC is one of the most expensive Volkswagens you can buy. This gives the … Read More »

Road Test: Porsche Macan S Diesel

3 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: SUV Price: £43,648 Fuel: 44.8mpg CO2: 164g/km It would be entirely appropriate, regardless of the manufacturer, to be a little sceptical of claims that an SUV can match up to the sports car … Read More »


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